Heroic neighbor saves pup from being strangled on elevator

Johnny Mathias was headed to his apartment in Houston when something out of a nightmare happened.

As he was exiting the elevator and one of his neighbors was getting on, along with her dog who was on a leash.

“When she got on, I was looking at the dog, because it was a cute dog,” Mathis revealed to CNN. “I noticed the leash was kinda long but I didn’t think it wasn’t going to make it on the elevator or anything.”

But the dog did not make it in — and as the doors shut, the small Pomeranian was stuck in the hallway.

Mathias attempted to yell for his neighbor but it was too late. As the doors closed the elevator began to rise and pulled the dog’s leash with it.

Mathias heroically stepped in and save the dog by quickly removing its leash before it was too late.